Mexico Trip (Mayan Riviera) Pictures 1/3: Coba

I’m just going to post a few of the things that we did in Mexico on this trip rather than everything. The first tour that we took was to Coba, a large ruined city that has a couple of ballgame courts, some of the largest Mayan (not Aztec, Olmec, Incan, or Toltec) temples in Mexico (and the only ones you can still climb), as well as much of the carvings that are relevant to the 2012 Mayan Cosmogenesis mythology. It’s probably about a five kilometer hike through the grounds, although you can take a “taxi”, which is actually a little Mayan guy peddling a cargo tricycle that you can sit in — it was somewhat comical watching a tiny little five-foot hundred pound-soaking-wet fellow straining to carry an outstandingly massive solid five-hundred-pound American woman whose bulk must have tested the frame — and his muscles — to the limit. Nefarious and I climbed the ruins of a small temple in the forest, and then I climbed about half way up the big one.

As I said, this was the first excursion we took and I was quite proud of myself for doing so well on it. Even though I did more climbing than anyone else in our group… The main reason I didn’t get all the way to the top was that come half way up it got quite narrow and congested with people sitting for photos. That and I knew that if I got weak on the way down it would be quite the tumble — a warning I’d received along with a gory story about a woman who was killed via an exploding-watermelon-skull as she struck the stone slab after a fall down the 130-or so over-sized steps up (down?) the structure.

There are plenty more pictures after the break.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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